Saturday, July 14, 2018

LDL quality is a novel, modifiable cardiovascular risk marker

The presence of sticky, aggregation-prone LDL in circulation is an independent predictor of cardiovascular death. This novel finding indicates that in addition to LDL-cholesterol levels, the quality of the cholesterol-carrying LDL particles also needs to be considered when estimating the cardiovascular risk of a person, say the researchers.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Obesity alone does not increase risk of death

Researchers have found that patients who have metabolic healthy obesity, but no other metabolic risk factors, do not have an increased rate of mortality. The results of this study could impact how we think about obesity and health.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

New research could banish guilty feeling for consuming whole dairy products

Enjoying full-fat milk, yogurt, cheese and butter is unlikely to send people to an early grave, according to new research.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

Most black adults have high blood pressure before age 55

Approximately 75 percent of black men and women develop high blood pressure by age 55 compared to 55 percent of white men and 40 percent of white women of the same age. Both black and white study participants who ate a DASH-style diet had a reduced risk of developing high blood pressure.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

How a Mediterranean diet could reduce bone loss in osteoporosis

Eating a Mediterranean-type diet could reduce bone loss in people with osteoporosis -- according to new research. New findings show that sticking to a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, nuts, unrefined cereals, olive oil, and fish can reduce hip bone loss within just 12 months.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

One-Day Chronic Pain Symposium in Boston To Feature Researchers and Patients

I want to alert you to an exciting 1-day research symposium on chronic pain organized by the NCCIH Pain Working Group.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

7 Tips for Cleaning Fruits, Vegetables

Fresh produce can become contaminated in many ways, but following these simple steps can help protect you and your family from foodborne illness.

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Multivitamins do not promote cardiovascular health

Multivitamins and mineral supplements do not prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular death. Data pooled from multiple studies show no health benefit of multivitamins.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

Monday, July 9, 2018

Can fasting improve MS symptoms?

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) can find an abundance of conflicting advice suggesting that special diets will ease their symptoms. But the evidence is scanty. A new trial evaluates whether drastically cutting calories twice a week can change the body's immune environment and the gut microbiome, and potentially change the course of the disease.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

Teenagers can thank their parents' positive attitude for avoiding obesity

Teenagers are less likely to be overweight if their mum or dad had a positive attitude during pregnancy, a new study finds.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

Gene therapy shown to cure type 2 diabetes and obesity in mice, researchers report

A single administration of a therapeutic vector in mouse models cures type 2 diabetes and obesity in the absence of long-term side effects, researchers report. In healthy mice, the therapy prevents age-associated weight gain and insulin resistance and promotes healthy aging.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

LL’S Magnetic Clay Inc. Expands Allergy Alert On Undeclared Allergens In Prescript-Assist Dietary Supplement To All Lots

LL’s Magnetic Clay, Inc. of Austin, Texas recalls all lots of Prescript-Assist (still within expiration date) because of its potential to contain undeclared allergens, including almonds, crustaceans, milk, casein, eggs, and peanuts.

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National school food policies have potential to improve health now and later

Providing free fruits and vegetables and limiting sugary drinks in schools could have positive health effects in both the short- and long-term, finds a new Food-PRICE study.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

Friday, July 6, 2018

Savory foods may promote healthy eating through effects on the brain

Researchers have found that consuming a broth rich in umami -- or savory taste -- can cause subtle changes in the brain that promote healthy eating behaviors and food choices, especially in women at risk of obesity.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

Obesity and overweight linked to long-term health problems after traumatic brain injury

Especially at longer follow-up times, overweight and obesity are associated with chronic disease risks for survivors of moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to a new study.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

Thursday, July 5, 2018

BPA risk factor for inflammatory bowel disease

A recent study in a preclinical model of inflammatory bowel disease shows dietary exposure to bisphenol-A, or BPA, found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins, can increase mortality and worsen its symptoms.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

Web-based support system may help people lose weight and keep it off

In a randomized long-term lifestyle change trial, an Internet-based health behavior change support system was effective in improving weight loss and reduction in waist circumference for up to two years.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

Healthy diet may lower eye disease risk

An analysis of recent high-quality research reveals that diet may affect individuals' risks related to the development and progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

Linked between Consumption of fast food and asthma, other allergic diseases

A new review and analysis of published studies reveals a link between fast food consumption and an increased likelihood of having asthma, wheeze, and several other allergic diseases such as pollen fever, eczema, and rhino-conjunctivitis.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Mothers who follow five healthy habits may reduce risk of obesity in children

Children and adolescents whose mothers follow five healthy habits -- eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, drinking alcohol in moderation, and not smoking -- are 75 percent less likely to become obese when compared with children of mothers who did not follow any such habits, according to a new study.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

A diet rich in nuts improves sperm count and motility

The inclusion of nuts in a regular diet significantly improves the quality and function of human sperm, according to results of a randomized trial which measured conventional semen parameters and molecular changes over a 14-week study period. The findings, say the investigators, 'support a beneficial role for chronic nut consumption in sperm quality' and reflect a research need for further male-specific dietary recommendations.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The impact of the sugar tax in Chile: A bittersweet success?

A new sugar tax introduced on soft drinks in Chile has been effective in reducing consumption of sugary drinks, new research carried out in the country has revealed. However, the international research team say although consumption may have dropped, it may not be enough to reduce socioeconomic inequalities in diet-related health.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily

Study Explores the Molecular Basis of Chronic Pain Following Nerve Injury

After an injury, neurons undergo genetic changes that are initiated by DLK and lead to pain and nerve damage. Over time (left to right), certain genes become more active.

Researchers identifiy a key molecule, dual leucine zipper kinase (DLK), that controls pathways leading to chronic neuropathic pain following nerve injury.

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